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February 01, 2013

Health Tip: How Your Feet Age

(HealthDay News) -- Your feet, as with most parts of your body, change as they get older. But what's considered normal?

Health Tip: Troubled by a Toothache?

(HealthDay News) -- Tooth pain can make eating and drinking difficult, and may signal an infection in or around a tooth -- medically called an abscess.

Score Points for Hosting a Healthy Super Bowl Party

FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Super Bowl party hosts and guests are ready for some football. But they also need to get ready to fight the temptation to eat and drink too much while watching the game, an expert warns.

Friday Is 'National Wear Red Day' for Women's Heart Health

THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are being urged to look through their closets for anything crimson, scarlet or apple-red to wear Friday, in support of the American Heart Association's annual Go Red for Women campaign.

Program to Spot Painkiller ODs Saves Lives: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Teaching people how to recognize and respond to prescription painkiller overdoses could significantly reduce the number of overdose deaths, a new study suggests.

Medical School Ethics Policies May Affect How Doctors Prescribe

FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Medical schools' policies about accepting gifts from drug companies may affect doctors' prescribing habits over the long term, new research suggests.

Kids' Abdominal Injuries May Not Warrant CT Scan

FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Not all children who suffer injuries to their abdomen need abdominal CT scans, according to a new study.

Energy Drinks Pose Risks to Teens, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A new report warns that popular energy drinks such as Red Bull and Rockstar pose potential hazards to teens, especially when mixed with alcohol.

On Game Day, Sometimes Winning Isn't Everything

FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Hey, sports fans: It doesn't matter if your team wins or loses, just as long as the game is a down-to-the-wire nail-biter, with heroes to laud and villains to loathe.

Will Climate Change Mean Worse Flu Seasons?

FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Mild winters where few people catch the flu tend to be followed by serious flu outbreaks the next year, a new study finds, suggesting that global warming could mean harsher flu seasons ahead.

Health Highlights: Feb.1, 2013

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

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